The Next Level with Sam Manson - Advanced Course
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This is an ADVANCED Course and suitable for paddlers who have already done the Coast to Coast. You MUST be confident paddling your kayak.
Cost includes $210 per person Jet Boat Fee with Alpine Jet.
This is a small group with just 4 paddlers in total.
This 2.5 day course is all about stepping up your skills!
This is the perfect course to tackle if you're looking to take your skills to the next level. You may have just ticked off your first Coast to Coast, be moving into a new kayak or a seasoned paddler looking to get more out of your kayaking and gain precious time. Which ever you are your Grade II Course was just the beginning. Even if you have been paddling for years, this course will help you to improve both your river reading and paddling skills with the aim of understanding how to identify the fastest lines for race day. You will gain in both confidence and ability over the duration of this course. This is a great couple of days on the river with Sam and we cannot recommend it enough.
To get started with this course we have a few hours of technique and flat water efficiency on the Avon River. Sam will be able to spend time with each paddler individually. You will be sent a personalised video to look back on after the session. This is from 3pm on Friday afternoon.
Day Two focuses on improving your boat control, boat placement, forward paddling and river reading skills. We will be teaching you how to set your boat up for paddling bluffs, wave trains and gaining further control of your boat on the river, particularly the gorge. We will be taking you through a series of drills and techniques to help improve these areas. You can expect to see some whiteboard theory and some video analysis too.
Day Three will see you travelling by jet boat up into the Gorge for the day. Today will be focused on running a variety of bluffs and rapids and further improving the techniques and skills we worked on during Day One. We will be looking to build your skills and confidence on some of the tricker features on the river. There will be the opportunity to paddle some of these features multiple times and fine-tune those lines! Sam will demonstrate good race lines and continue to work on your river reading skills.
Travelling Athlete Info
If you are travelling from outside of Christchurch to spend some time with us on the river or over the mountain here is some information to help plan you trip.
This is a great weekend on the river but don't just listen to us....
"I've been paddling multisport boats for a few years & wanted to learn some new skills so I attended "The Next Level" with Sam Manson in October 2020. The two days were hugely worthwhile, getting instruction from someone with the experience and skill level of Sam was just invaluable. The whole TSK team are all very professional and the course had a great balance of positive encouragement, challenges & fun. I really got a huge amount out of this course and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their kayaking knowledge and skills."
Phil Damen Paddling his JKK Total Eclipse SS
These requirements are in place for your safety and to ensure we can fit you in one of our boats (if required)
- You must be able to swim
- Weigh less than 110kg
- Be shorter than 6'4.
Please contact us to discuss options if you don’t the fit these requirements.